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The Cost of Living with Cancer

New drugs could extend cancer patients’ lives—by days. At a cost of thousands and thousands of dollars. Prompting some doctors to refuse to use them. NEW YORK MAGAZINE Published Oct 20, 2013  – Avastin, $5,000/month; Zaltrap,   $11,000/month; Yervoy, $39,000/month; Provenge, $93,000/course of treatment;   Erbitux, $8,400/month; Gleevec, $92,000/year; Tasigna, $115,000/year;   Sprycel, $123,000/year. On August 3, 2012, the … Read more

Environmental chemicals affect our hormones

There is growing interest in studying the possible health effects of the increasing number of chemicals used in industry, food, and consumer  products. Anecdotal and scientific observations have come to suggest that these chemicals in our environment may be exerting harmful effects on the environment and the health of wildlife and man. Phthalates and parabens … Read more

Sleep is good for you

Depriving your body of sleep can lead to some very serious—and surprising—health effects, including widespread pain, which is a primary feature of fibromyalgia. According to recent research from Great Britain, poor or insufficient sleep was actually the strongest predictor for pain in adults over 50. Other predictors for widespread pain included anxiety, poor physical health, … Read more

An Ode to Dagmar

Written and sent to me by Jan Wood – Just take my tip and take a sip of Dagmar’s stuff called MUD, And if you have arthritic pain, some MSM should gain! You’ve tried and failed to rid yourself of weight that just won’t move So try her diets and her pills, your body soon … Read more

Autism, behavioural issues and metal toxicity

  A significant amount of scientific research has indicated that the pathogenesis of Autism may begin in foetal life. Further research suggests that mercury and other toxins play a role in the pathogenesis of Autism and other neurological disorders. Extensive research has established that scalp hair element levels are related to human systemic levels. The … Read more

Guest Blog – Fertility and IVF

The following article was written by Joanne who summarises her story thus: My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years, before we got our beautiful girl. Done all of the testing, diagnosis: unexplained infertility.  Did a round of IUI, but money was a problem at that time, so we were not able to … Read more